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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204250
Last updated: 27 April 2020
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Date:07-JUN-1942
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9439
C/n / msn: TL-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Frisian islands (Friesische Inseln) area - Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:19 hrs for an operation to Emden in Niedersachsen.
The aircraft fell foul of Flak; the exact crash location is not known. All six are missing in action:

1384224 Sgt Sidney Edward Davies - Runnymede Memorial Panel 81.
529207 Sgt Howell Thomas - Runnymede Memorial Panel - 95.
J/7221 Plt Off Talbot Jones Taylor RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 101.
R/60627 Flt Sgt Robert Leonard Bradshaw RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 102.
R/58481 Flt Sgt Roderick James Chisholm RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 103.
1132935 Sgt Arthur Squires - Runnymede Memorial Panel 94.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=R9439+
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jan-2018 18:27 Red Dragon Added
27-Apr-2020 12:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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